CORONAVIRUS cases are now falling in every region in the UK as the key R rate has stabilized, new data revealed.
Today daily infections drops below 100,000 for the first time in three weeks, showing Britons have now passed the peak of Omicron infections.
R is currently between 1.1 and 1.5, down slightly from last week’s 1.2 to 1.5.
It is highest in the Northeast, between 1.4 and 1.7, but despite the high R rate, infections are now starting to decline in the region – which was formerly the epicenter of Omicron.
The number of infections has dropped to 99,652 today nationally, and the last time it was below 100,000 was Christmas Day, but this could be because people celebrate the holidays and don’t get tested.
But December 19 saw 81,761 new cases in 24 hours, before it began to increase steadily over the next two weeks.
In the past seven days, infection has decreased lot from record highs of more than 200,000 per day in an encouraging sign.
The drop in the number of infections nationwide comes after the government decided to reduce the virus isolation period to five days, from seven days.
Ministers have also hinted that Covid passports can be removed within weeks as the UK prepares to emerge from the pandemic.
Decisions are made as a result of falling infections and evidence that the Omicron variant is milder than those that preceded it, with most people now having cold-like symptoms.
A string of extremely active research showed Omicron to be milder than other strains in the vaccine, with the first official UK report revealing the risk of hospitalization as 50 to 70% lower than Delta.
The Covid booster shots protect against Omicron and give the best chance of passing Disease, health officials have repeatedly said.
Sun Jabs Army The campaign is helping to get key additional vaccines in the UK’s arms to avoid the need for any new restrictions.
Omicron infections first peaked in London at the end of the second week of December before cases spread to the rest of the country.
Just over a week ago, cases were increasing rapidly in areas across the Northeast – but in the past few days, the number of infections has dropped.
On January 13. UKHSA data shows 2,939 people tested positive for Covid in the North East.
On January 4, more than 14,000 people a day tested positive for the virus in the region.
Looking at the same time period, from January 4 to January 13, a pattern emerged across the country of declining infections.
In the East Midlands, 17,623 people tested positive on January 4 compared with 3,064 on January 13.
In the East of England on January 4, 19,775 tested positive, compared with 4,288 on January 13.
On January 4, 28,418 people tested positive, compared with 3,953 on January 13.
Although the data set for the past few days is incomplete, there is a clear drop in case numbers across regions.
In the North West cases fell from 34,133 to 4,648 and in the Southeast from 28,719 to 5,856.
The South West decreased from 15,405 to 3,254 and in the Western Midlands from 22,166 to 4,274.
In Yorkshire and the Humber, it fell from 23,179 to 3,870.
But data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), as of 7 January, shows that the North West now has the most cases in the UK.
About 1 in 10 people in the region are currently testing positive for the virus.
Data from the ONS – slightly below the government’s daily dashboard data, shows that positive cases continued to increase in the UK until 7 January, with the exception of London and the East of the country. Brother.
The region with the highest infection rate is the Northwest, while the Southwest has the lowest.
Data from the UKHSA’s weekly surveillance report, as of 9 January, says: “Covid-19 case rates have generally been stable or declining.
“Case rates decreased in most groups, although increases were observed by region in the Northeast.”
Yesterday, the latest data from a Covid survey revealed The Omicron wave has peaked in the UK.
Professor Tim Spector said: “From Zoe’s data, the Omicron peak disappeared, a few days ago.
“Across the country, we see declines in most areas, except perhaps the Northeast, but that is starting to slow.
“The Omicron wave has peaked and is going down so we’re on the other side, so that’s great – but of course we don’t know what the future holds. “
It was also revealed that just under half of the patients with Covid in the hospital were being treated primarily for something else.
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